Wallpaper Installation Guide

Project Overview

Whether it’s covering an entire room or just an accent area, hanging wallpaper can dramatically change a space. There are countless options for styles and patterns and if you’re looking for a bold statement, this is it. 

However, hanging wallpaper for the first time can be a daunting task - what if the pattern doesn’t line up? What if there are bubbles in the finished product? What if it doesn’t adhere properly?

Don’t worry! With our how-to guide, some handy tools, and a bit of patience, you’ll be a wallpaper pro in no time.

Skill Level
Intermediate
Active Time
6 - 8 hours
Total Time
8 - 36 hours

Your Character Kit

Below are the items in the Character Wallpaper Kit for peel & stick paper, pre-pasted, and unpasted wallpaper. Some items are only included in the pre-pasted kit (*) and some are only in the unpasted kit (**).

Chalk line kit
Chalk line
straight edge tool
Straight edge tool
seam roller
Seam roller
Scissors
Scissors
Smoother
Smoother
spray bottle
Spray bottle*
natural sponge
Natural sponge***
plastic drop cloth
Plastic drop cloth***
paint tray
Painting tray and liners**
Rolling tray liner
Tray liner**
9" roller frame**
9 inch roller covers
Roller cover**

Additional Supplies

In addition to wallpaper, you may need a few more thing for this project. Note that some items are optional depending on what type of wallpaper you have.

Wallpaper
Utility knife
Tape measure
Level
screwdrive multi-bit
Screwdriver
Roman wallpaper paste
Wallpaper paste
Roman wallpaper primer
Primer
Step ladder
Hole patching kit
Tips Before Getting Started

Instructions

When you're ready to start, follow the guide below for step-by-step instructions. P.S. Don't forget to snap a before photo of your space to capture your transformation!

Project Glossary